Pompey in Central London

Deep excavations under the headquarters of Bloomberg, in central London, has revealed an incredible amount of archeological finds. The slicing down through different layers of earth, 12 meters deep, has allowed to the 60 archeologists, working alongside contruction workers, to collect more than 10.000 well preserved objects. Shoes, coins, rings, phalli, pottery, writing tables, work of art. There was no volcano in London but a similar preservation work has been performed by the Walbrook Creek – one of the lost rivers of London – creating mud that has somehow protected those articles of daily life from the founding of Londinium around the year 40 AD.

 

An article from the Daily Mail here

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306443/The-Bloomberg-Place-Construction-Site-Archaeological-dig-London-heralded-capitals-important-excavation.html:

Terracotta fragment

 

Detail of a terracotta vase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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